I did some pulls to seat the rings when
I first got the car and now I'm babing
the engine until the recommended 1000.
Seating the rings was a teaser of the
potential of this peppy little wagon.
The misses jumped on me because I
surpassed the 4k max rpm for breakend
when I had to pull out in heavy traffic
Even at 3/4 throttle the car and rpm's
jump when you reach 3k rpm.
Unfortunatly I see that you really need
to either slip the clutch or drop the
clutch if you really want a fast
takeoff. But in turn it's a nice little
car to putt around at gas saving
speeds. There is enough power
at low rpm's for everyday around town
Even putting around town, the car is a
blast to drive. It's cute, can get
good gas mileage, has some grrr when
you step on the loud pedal. This wagon
is a perfect sleeper. *The 03 has a
trailer hitch connector now, unlike the
I installed the trailer hitch and a
Prodrive muffler the second day I had
the car. The stock muffler doesn't do
this car justice. The main driver is
over 50 and a woman and she loves the
sound of quiet rumble the Prodrive
muffler gives the car. The Prodrive
should be a stock item.